By William Lyon Phelps
By Mary Sanders Pollock
First released in 2003, this e-book examines the inventive partnership of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, and offers a severe research of the poems written by means of this well-known couple through the sixteen 12 months interval in their friendship, courtship and marriage. Even really early of their courting, the Brownings shared a body of reference: comparable subject matters, narrative buildings, and information of phraseology resonate of their works and recommend discussion, instead of purely mutual impact. Pollock strains parallels among the Brownings' lives and works even ahead of they met, after which all through their courtship and married lifestyles, suggesting that their inventive discussion persisted after Barrett Browning died in 1861, as her presence and subject matters persevered to notify Browning's poetry for a minimum of a decade afterward.
By Leslie Howsam
The Kegan Paul imprint was once created and its acceptance for a distinctive record of titles verified in the course of a forty-year interval from 1871 to 1911. numerous publishers, and their organisations, have been fascinated by the improvement of the imprint in this interval, starting with Henry S. King and corporate, and following in 1877 with Charles Kegan Paul and his associate Alfred Chenevix Trench. A monetary concern in 1889 pressured an amalgamation with different companies and the hot enterprise replaced managers periodically till George Routledge and Son took over the company in 1911.
Leslie Howsam combines biography and analytic bibliography in her learn of the Kegan Paul imprint to illustrate the worth of publishing background as a contribution to the scholarly research of the publication. Basing her learn on in depth paintings within the company's surviving documents and supplemented by means of broad library paintings with the particular books, Howsam seems to be on the wide variety of important titles released for the imprint. furthermore, she reconstructs a biographical and company background of the company in accordance with released and unpublished bills of the members concerned, together with the publishers and their households, and appears on the results of adjusting enterprise practices.
The concentration of Victorian Imprint Kegan Paul is the duality of imprint: the publisher's imprint upon a listing of books, and publisher's personalities, the imprint in their style and judgment at the tradition within which they lived.
By James Eli Adams
- A wide-ranging narrative evaluation of literature in nice Britain among 1830 and 1900, taking pictures the extreme number of literary output produced in this era
- Analyzes the advance of all literary types in this interval - the radical, poetry, drama, autobiography and significant prose - along side significant advancements in social and highbrow history
- Considers the ways that writers engaged with new varieties of social accountability of their paintings, as Britain reworked into the world's first business economy
- Offers a clean viewpoint at the paintings of either significant figures and a few of the era’s much less ordinary authors
Winner of a Choice amazing educational identify award, 2009
By E. Godfrey
By Sue Zemka
By Elsa Richardson
This ebook explores the phenomenon of moment sight in nineteenth-century literature and tradition. moment sight is a sort of prophetic imaginative and prescient linked to the folklore of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. defined in Gaelic because the An-da-shealladh or ‘the sights’, these in ownership of this notable energy are acknowledged to foresee destiny occasions just like the demise of neighbour, the arriving of strangers into the group, the luck or failure of a fishing journey. From the past due 17th century onwards, rumours of this unusual school attracted the eye of diverse scientists, go back and forth writers, antiquarians, poets and artists. concentrating on the 19th century, this ebook examines moment sight relating to mesmerism and phrenology, smooth spiritualism and anthropology, romance literature and folklorism and at last, psychical learn and Celtic mysticism. Tracing the migration of a supposedly ‘Scottish’ culture via quite a few websites of nineteenth-century pop culture, it explores questions of nationhood and id along these posed via supernatural phenomena.
By Dorice Williams Elliott
Was nineteenth-century British philanthropy the "truest and noblest
woman’s paintings" and praiseworthy for having raised the nation’s ethical tone, or
used to be it a perilous challenge prone to reason the defeminization of its practitioners as they
grew to become "public persons"? In Victorian England, women’s participation in
volunteer paintings appeared to be a average extension in their household function, yet like many other
assumptions approximately gender roles, the relationship among charitable and family paintings is the
results of particular historic elements and cultural representations. Proponents of girls as
charitable employees inspired philanthropy as being perfect paintings for a girl, whereas opponents
feared the perform was once destined to guide to overly bold and manly
In The Angel out of the home Dorice Williams Elliott examines the
ways that novels and different texts that portrayed girls acting charitable acts helped to
make the inclusion of philanthropic paintings within the family sphere appear common and seen. And
even if many students have brushed off women’s volunteer endeavors as purely patriarchal
collusion, Elliott argues that the conjunction of novelistic and philanthropic discourse in the
works of girls writers—among them George Eliot and Elizabeth Gaskell, Hannah extra and Anna
Jameson—was an important to the redefinition of gender roles and class
In a desirable learn of ways literary works give a contribution to cultural
and ancient switch, Elliott’s exploration of philanthropic discourse in
nineteenth-century literature demonstrates simply how crucial that discussion board was once in changing
authorized definitions of girls and social relations.
By Patricia Ingham
studying six novels, Patricia Ingham demonstrates that not one of the writers, male or woman, simply settle for stereotypes of gender and sophistication. The vintage figures of Angel and Whore are reassessed and converted. And the end result, argues Ingham, is that the therapy of gender via the past due 19th century is published from its activity of containing neutralising classification clash. New bills of feminity can start to emerge. The novels which Ingham stories are:
* Shirley via Charlotter Bronte
* North and South by way of Elizabeth Gaskell
* Felix Holt via George Eliot
* Hard Times by means of Charles Dickens
* The Unclassed by way of George Gissing
* Jude the Obscure by means of Thomas Hardy
By Chris R. Vanden Bossche
Reform Acts bargains a brand new method of famous questions raised in contemporary experiences of the unconventional. via studying social corporation from a historic instead of theoretical viewpoint, Chris R. Vanden Bossche investigates how specific assumptions concerning company got here into being. via readings of either canonical and noncanonical Victorian literature, he demonstrates that the Victorian pressure among reform and revolution framed conceptions of employer in ways in which persist in our personal time.
Vanden Bossche argues that Victorian novels sought to visualize new varieties of social employer evolving from Chartism, the dominant working-class circulation of the time. Novelists anticipated substitute varieties of social supplier through utilising modern discourses from Chartism's specialize in suffrage in addition to the potential in which it sought to acquire it, equivalent to ethical as opposed to actual strength, land reform, and the cooperative movement.
Each of the 3 elements of Reform Acts starts with a bankruptcy that analyzes modern conversations and debates approximately social organization within the press and in political debate. Succeeding chapters learn how novels envision methods of effecting social swap, for instance, type alliance in Barnaby Rudge; landed estates in addition to finely graded hierarchy and politicians in Coningsby and Sybil; and reforming alternate unionism in Mary Barton and North and South. via together with novels written from a number of political views, Vanden Bossche discovers styles in Victorian pondering which are simply famous in today’s assumptions approximately social hierarchy.